Andre Leon Talley began his career assisting Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and later wrote for Interview Magazine and Women's Wear Daily, before joining Vogue, where he served as creative director, editor-at-large, and contributing editor for many years. In October 2011, the Andre Leon Talley Gallery opened at the SCAD Museum of Art; Talley has served as a mentor for SCAD fashion students for over two decades. Talley is the author of the books A.L.T.: A Memoir, A.L.T. 365+, and Little Black Dress.